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Islanders look for answers about online school in the fall

The Vashon Island School District will begin school in the fall with remote learning only.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors

This year marked the first time a group of young people had been elected to the unofficial office.

Happening this week

The library’s curbside hours have changed, an upcoming event to discuss grief, and more.

  • Aug 11, 2020
School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

School lunch. File photo
The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

Business community, weddings caught between COVID-19 and measures to protect against it.

Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit

The show consists of interpretative photo panels installed in the windows of 34 businesses.

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about July 28 to Aug. 3.

  • Aug 7, 2020

‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus

A spokesperson said Chase is looking “to ensure that the proper procedures were followed.”

  • Aug 7, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2020

Local services director pays visit to island community council

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Webex.

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about July 20 to July 27.

  • Aug 1, 2020

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Vashon superintendent announces online start for schools

All district schools will have weekly schedules, assigned work and attendance requirements.

UPDATED: Bank employees newest island COVID cases

The bank was first locked and dark last Friday afternoon.